Shooter of the Year will be modified this year to report shoot score, collect points and final standings announced after the close of the season, but there will be no material awards distributed.
As an alternate system of reward, GSB will have an attendance based raffle with three randomly drawn awards at the close of the 2018 3D season. Much discussion was had at our opening meeting of the host Clubs and in an effort to make everyones’ attendance and membership with GSB more valuable, we will collect one raffle chance for each shoot a paid member of GSB attends.
Simple enough to understand: Show up, sign up, show your membership card and you will receive a raffle stub to put your name and number on. Drop it in the raffle bucket and at the close of the 2018 3D season, three tickets will be drawn. First award will be $150 credit, 2nd gets $100 credit and $50 credit goes to the 3rd ticket. Everyone gets a chance and the more you shoot, the more chances you get. The credits issued will be redeemable at Big Al’s Archery of Salisbury, Massachusetts. Big Al’s has long been a supporting representative of the GSB organization and provided much assistance in keeping the Host Clubs in targets and services.
One key element that cannot be over stated, you must show your membership card in order to benefit from this no cost raffle.
Granite State Bowhunters Board of Directors
January 25, 2018
The shoot scheduled for January 21st at Essex County Sportsman’s Association has been cancelled by the Club due to target issues. Sorry enough as January is just about gone and I know there are several restless archers out there.
Wish I had something else to offer, looking forward to seeing old (and young) faces soon….
South Fitchburg has cancelled tomorrows shoot. Seems the changeable weather is taking a toll on our schedule, hopefully things start to stabilize soon. Keep your fingers crossed for Essex.
Sorry, but due to weather and course conditions, the Brentwood shoot for this Sunday, January 7th, has been cancelled. Please spread the word.
A big thank-you to everyone who attended Watanic Bowmen’s annual Father’s Day Charity Shoot, and GSB for allowing us to have this weekend each year. Raffle prizes were made possible by: Patrice Bell, Mike May, Lamprey River Bowhunters, GSB, Hidden Valley Traditions, Wildlife Sport Outfitters, Big Al’s, and Silkscreen Graphics who designed our 1st Place Traditional t-shirts.
This year’s efforts raised $1,000 for the St James Food Pantry in Merrimack, NH.
Reagh Greenleaf, President
Coming up this next weekend, June 17th at the Merrimack location, Watanic invites all those that wish to compete in their Traditional Only State Shoot, also known as a Warrior Shoot, to be there with a quiver full of arrows and ready for fun. The Club has asked me to remind Olympic Shooters that their class shoots from the white stake, no the yellow.
This Annual even is an Annual Charity effort, the proceeds will be forwarded to the St. James Food Pantry in Merrimack, NH. There will also be a raffle for a dozen wooden arrows and a 3D target.
GSB will be also shooting a regular even on Sunday at the same location.
Need more info? Give Reagh a call at 424-7692.
Pemigewasset Valley Fish & Game Club has taken the shoot scheduled for June 11th. Make sure you update your calendars and come up for another great north country 3D shoot.
Congratulations to one of our Host Clubs, they now have a new website to better serve their Membership.
Access to the Lamprey River Home Page is now available here!
JOAD is a nationwide program of USA Archery that provides youth with ongoing archery classes that help them progress from beginner to advanced level archery, at their own pace.
Archery is where your child not only participates in a sport, they will develop strong problem solving skills, increase their concentration, build confidence and create friendships that will last a lifetime.
Big Al’s, in conjunction with the Boston Plumbers Union, has made 4 scholarships available for Youths that might not normally have access to this sort of opportunity. The advertisement cover letter is available here and contains additional information necessary to make an application for entry.
Jim and his group of volunteers at Chester Rod & Gun Club have put the effort into setting up and promising the Shoot is ON for this Sunday, April 2nd. It would be a shame to waste such an effort. In case you didn’t see the announcement on the Forums or our Facebook page, it it up to us to show CR&GC that we’re not afraid of a little snow either. See everyone tomorrow!